1. Metal Evolution: Ep. 9 Act 4

  • Posted 1/23/12
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Starting with the ringmaster of mayhem himself, Alice Cooper, Shock Rock lets us revisit a world of guillotines and gallows, electrocutions and sorcery. We'll then learn how New York City's Kiss dethroned Cooper by taking spectacle one giant leap forward. By the '80s, shock rockers Mötley Crüe and W.A.S.P., resembling androgynous soldiers of Satan, and as we enter the '90s, shock rock had morphed once again with artists like Marilyn Manson, introducing a far more serious tone of underground intellectual disaffection, that made the grandstanding and braggadocio of the '80s artists seem positively quaint.